Production on the “Game of Thrones” prequel has finally begun!

by Jam Bufi
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The extremely popular fantasy series and inarguably important piece of pop culture is officially getting a prequel! Last December 17, HBO Max posted a video featuring their upcoming lineup of HBO original movies and series to hit the streaming service in 2021, which included Wonder Woman 1984, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the Friends reunion special, Euphoria season 2, the Gossip Girl reboot, and more. But the most talked-about reveal was the new series coming 2022, Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon.

Whether you were happy or not after the last episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 aired, you will be excited to hear this great news. Anxiously waiting with the whole world for the new Game of Thrones episode for eight years was such a unique experience and we all just want to return to the epic world of Westeros.

Here’s what we know so far:

Casting started in July of this year

Casting already started earlier in July 2020, whose lineup now includes Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, and Paddy Considine as Viserys Targaryen the First.

Production will start next year

With a cast already on board, the writing for the show has already begun. The book series author, George R.R. Martin himself will be one of the executive producers of the show while the showrunners will be GoT veterans Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal. The series is expected to drop in 2022 and will have 10 episodes similar to the first six seasons of the original series.

Material will come from the book “Fire and Blood”

It will be based on George R.R. Martin’s book, “Fire and Blood”, which was published in 2018. The book and hence the television series will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and will tell the history of the House Targaryen and the ancestors of Queen Daenerys. The book “Fire and Blood” is the first of two volumes from Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series with the second volume expected to drop next year. But based on Martin’s track record, we can never be sure.

What do you think about the GoT prequel? Excited to watch the series in 2022? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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